Canon announces two new DSLRs – EOS 77D and EOS 800D

Alongside launching the EOS M6 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Canon has also updated its DSLR lineup, announcing two new cameras – the EOS 77D, which sits between Canon’s Rebel series of cameras and the higher-end enthusiast oriented EOS 80D; and the EOS 800D, a new addition in Canon’s Rebel series of entry-level DSLRs. Both cameras are scheduled to be available in April 2017 for an estimated price of ₹56,995 (body-only), and ₹65,995 and ₹62,995 respectively with an EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens. Besides the camera launches, Canon has also introduced a new EF-S 18-55mm F4-5.6 IS STM lens in the market, priced at ₹15,995.

Both the new cameras have several common features. Most notably, the two cameras share the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and the DIGIC 7 image processor. The cameras feature optical viewfinders with a 45-point all cross-type AF system which Canon claims, enables more precise focusing. In the live view mode, both cameras utilise Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, that enables better accuracy and improved focusing speeds.

Here are some of the features common to both the cameras.

  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System*
  • Fast and accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100–25600
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 technology
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
  • Movie Electronic IS
  • HDR Movie & Time-Lapse Movie
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 frames per second (fps)

Canon EOS 800D

Canon EOS 800

Canon claims to have taken into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed an interest in learning to go beyond the program mode of a DSLR camera. The camera lets users see on-screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking settings could alter an image about to be captured, and helps guide them through the various settings.

Canon EOS 77D

Canon EOS 77D

The EOS 77D, Canon claims, has been designed keeping advanced amateur photographers in mind, and sits a step above Canon’s Rebel series of cameras. It features a top LCD panel and a quick control dial on the back, and better custom controls including an AF-On button, besides built-in interval and bulb timers. The Canon EOS 77D features a 7650-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, similar to the one in the EOS 80D, and an anti-flicker shooting mode that helps fight the repetitive on-and-off flickering from artificial lights.

Canon EOS 77D vs Canon EOS 800D

Canon EOS 77D and Canon EOS 800D back panels

“In what marks the 30th year since the introduction of the Canon EOS System, the announcement today of these two new DSLR cameras exhibits Canon’s commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to grow their passion for capturing the best possible pictures of the moments in time that mean the most to them, or inspire them to one day shoot professionally,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO, Canon U.S.A, in a press release announcing the new products.

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